As a multidimensional phenomenon, it is essential that pain is managed through multidisciplinary initiatives and inputs that aim to ease suffering and improve the quality of life for those living with pain.
Through a solid, theoretical understanding of the biological, psychological and social concepts that drive, develop and maintain pain, students will explore the multifaceted nature of pain and its effects. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the specialist area of pain management and will develop the core skills and knowledge required of an advanced pain practitioner.
Each course of the programme is divided into a set of themed sections in which material is presented in a blend of short online lectures, practical case studies, directed readings, podcasts and webinars. This is supplemented by discussion boards that provide directed assessment tasks while input from expert guest lecturers and tutors offer students opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues.
This programme attracts an international and multi-professional student cohort and offers a unique opportunity to have direct contact with others working in pain management across the world. Within this context, students will gain the knowledge, understanding and evaluative skills to provide advanced clinical care so as to improve outcomes for people living in pain.
This part-time, fully online programme will support the need for up-to-date knowledge, skills and theory in a wide variety of clinical areas in pain management.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland'sancient universities. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.
Within the programme, students can progress from Postgraduate Certificate, to Postgraduate Diploma and to Master of Science degrees as they successfully complete of each year of course work. Each of the six courses in the Postgraduate Certificate are compulsory as they provide the theoretical foundation for the Diploma and MSc. Students studying beyond the Postgraduate Certificate are provided with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of specialist areas of pain management and to develop the knowledge required to meet specific professional and academic needs.
The Clinical Management of Pain programme is suitable for an international audience, where participants from all corners of the globe will be able to come together in a virtual environment to address, discuss and move forward the management of one of the world's most pressing health issues - the management of pain.
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You can take up to 6 years to study for Masters level, up to 4 years for the Diploma and up to 2 years for the Certificate.
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The minimum entry requirement to the programme is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine, nursing, dentistry, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacology or any other allied health care profession involved in the management of pain.
Applications from those with non-university professional qualifications such as RGN with appropriate clinical experience will be considered on an individual basis.
*Tuition fee per 10 credits
The majority of our students are self-funded however you may be eligible for awards offered by charities and trusts.
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